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Fundamental Clinical Skills – General Wound Care City Health

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

This one day course is for practitioners who wish to review their knowledge and skills in wound healing, wound assessment and wound management for acute wounds.

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

Explain the biological basis of wound healing and wound infection

Demonstrate the principles and evidence base for wound assessment and wound management

Safety perform basic wound care using aseptic non-touch technique

Safely demonstrate the removal of sutures and staples



Prerequisite knowledge

Newly Qualified Registered Nurses would like to refresh their skills and knowledge from both acute and community settings

English requirements

Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

Dealey C (2012) The Care of Wounds – A Guide for Nurses 4th Edition. Wiley Blackwell: Oxford

Flanagan, M (ed) (2013) Wound Healing and Skin Integrity. Principles and Practice. John Wiley & Sons: Chichester

Nicol, M Bavin C, Cronin P, Rawlings Anderson K, Cole E, Hunter J. (2012) Essential Nursing Skills.4th Edition. Mosby: Edinburgh

Reynolds T, Cole E (2006) Techniques for acute wound closure. Nursing Standard. 20 (21), 55-64